BOSTON — A YMCA in Massachusetts is apologizing to its members after a staffer posted a notice threatening to report parents who smell like marijuana.

Greater Springfield YMCA president and chief executive Dexter Johnson said the letter was prematurely sent out by another staffer, the Boston Globe reported.

The executive director of youth development, Uriah Rodriguez, wrote a letter that was displayed at several of the group’s Springfield-area facilities last week, stating that he had received complaints about parents smelling like marijuana.

He wrote that staffers are legally obligated to report concerns about possible child neglect, and asked parents to “smell check” themselves before coming to the group’s facilities.

The first recreational pot shops in Massachusetts opened last month.


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